An oasis in the city, this 8-hectare park has well-stocked greenhouses, literature- and Chinese-zodiac-themed gardens, a lotus pond and myriad lanes where you can lose yourself in quiet contemplation. The gardens were established by the Japanese in 1921 and are part of a larger neighbourhood that maintains an old Taipei feel.
Taipei Botanical Garden, with an area of about eight hectares, was an important site for studying plants during the Japanese rule. Many different plant species were introduced into the site from Taiwan, Japan, China and Southeast Asia for the purposes of experimentation and research. So far, the buildings and plant species at the site have far exceeded past glory, with a collection of more than 2,000 plant species. According to plant classification system and characteristics, each area of the Botanical Garden is presented under a different theme, and explanatory signs are set up for each exotic flower and rare herb for visitors. These areas include: Lotus Pond, Chinese Zodiac Garden, Succulent Plants Garden, Fern Garden, Poetry and Literature Garden, Ethno-Plants Garden, Arecaceae Garden, etc. With the changing seasons, the plants within the Botanical Garden also change, and each season brings with it a whole new treescape. If visiting in the afternoon, the tourists will be treated to the comfort of dimming light and cooling temperature.
On Nanhai Rd check out the Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, built in 1909, the National 2-28 Memorial Museum, 1931, and the buildings associated with the National Museum of History and the adjacent Nanhai Academy.
-Located in:North Taiwan
-Highly recommend to: Nature Enthusiasts
-Address:No. 53, Nanhai Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City Taiwan